The Attanayaka Walauwwa in Ulapane, Navapalitiya, the hideout of late JVP leader Rohana Wijeweera during the 1988 / 89 insurrection has been converted into a vocational and aesthetic training centre, the Youth Affairs Ministry said.
The vocational training institute at Attanayaka Walauwwa is expected to conduct courses on modeling, cooking, food processing and serving and electrical Engineering while the aesthetic training institute will train youth in the Kandy district on dancing, singing and music.
The Centre will be opened by Youth Affairs Minister Dulles Alahapperuma tomorrow.
The Attanayaka Walauwwa and the land were taken over by the government after Mr. Wijeweera’s demise. (SAJ)
Ruwan Ferdinandez Tuesday, 09 November 2010 05:17 PM
At this level, I doubt though.
Rajitha Tuesday, 09 November 2010 12:44 PM
if it is to be named after Wijeweera they should consider changing the course structure to include special training on mass killing, burning of motor vehicles, diploma in torture, etc
sujeewa Tuesday, 09 November 2010 12:51 PM
the leader had strong political ideas but his students have nil.that is the problem.he shoud be alive.
honda putha Tuesday, 09 November 2010 12:53 PM
what a sad ending to a great man
MagodisThuma Tuesday, 09 November 2010 12:59 PM
Ha..Ha..Huh........! What kind of vocational training, Poster making, Paappa Making, ID collecting, Hand grenade & Galkatas Making !.
Shivanka David Tuesday, 09 November 2010 02:42 PM
Sad Story , but a good happy ending!! i love those good old 80's and the 90's
suganth Tuesday, 09 November 2010 03:10 PM
Wijeweera a hero in my heart!!
Fair n Square Tuesday, 09 November 2010 05:12 PM
if thats what u think, I bet u wont have an issue with that LTTE dude's Statue coming up in France.
rosh Tuesday, 09 November 2010 12:40 PM
100% agreed. And he should have wiped out the last remaining elements also as that has grown up as the cancer of the nation
Fair n Square Tuesday, 09 November 2010 05:28 PM
Every cloud has a silver lining :)
Fair n Square Tuesday, 09 November 2010 05:29 PM
or should it be what a great ending to a sad (ist) man !
Anusha Tuesday, 09 November 2010 10:42 PM
He was a special leader in SL history...
Hasiya Wednesday, 10 November 2010 01:35 AM
He's a great person.. Not comparable to the present JVP leaders at all! (Cant even say they are leaders now)
AVLIS Wednesday, 10 November 2010 04:43 AM
WHAT A TRIBUTE TO THE SLAIN LEADER
Ane Anichchan Wednesday, 10 November 2010 07:33 AM
The building will be utilised for a meaningful purpose. May all beings, be happy!
prasan Wednesday, 10 November 2010 07:42 AM
Rohan Wijeweera is the world exeptional political charactor. His absent is created very big vacum in the political field in Sri Lanka as well as world. He has proved that small man can challage to any power full goverment by wondering the luxiry class.
wickremasinghe Dilip Wednesday, 10 November 2010 12:59 PM
Who knows? Wijeweera may have been taken for big ride by the same fellows who took S.F. Dilip
pbj Tuesday, 09 November 2010 11:58 AM
Timely taken action for the sake of the youths of unrest on the country . God bless you the minister.
Mimi Tuesday, 09 November 2010 11:36 AM
Hahah..Hideouts turning into vocational training cantres? That's one weird transformation
malkanthi Tuesday, 09 November 2010 11:38 AM
It is a pity we don't have the caliber of Wijeweera today. Dont know what the loose mouthed minister will utter tomorrow.
pandula Tuesday, 09 November 2010 11:44 AM
It can be used to train MPs then they can entertain us. BumPitta.
Hideout Tuesday, 09 November 2010 11:46 AM
We should name it Rohana Wijeweera Vocational Training center who was the great man
kosala Tuesday, 09 November 2010 11:53 AM
ahh ,... the king of beggars ... the beginner of them all..
if only SL had legal abortion .... no one of the jvp will be left
King Kong Tuesday, 09 November 2010 11:56 AM
Mr.Hideout, I think its time that you are flushed out permanently!!! Are you as well a JVP rogue who is running from the law ???? let the public know.
DXB Tuesday, 09 November 2010 11:56 AM
Wijeweera claiber for what ? To kill innocent UNP civilian who voted for UNP ? to burn public buses , Tea factory , Railway station , post office , Modern Universities (The southern university) .......Etc or to mislead the university under graduates ?????
Wrote COMNSM books Tuesday, 09 November 2010 11:57 AM
Property could be best used this way, good for youths who couldn't enter more often closed universities nowadays thanks to the very same property owner.
DXB Tuesday, 09 November 2010 11:34 AM
We should name it Ranjan Wijeratna Vocational Training center , The clean politician who wiped them out .
chris abey Tuesday, 09 November 2010 11:58 AM
What was so great about him?He was a fraud who led so many sinhalese to their death.
ranjan Tuesday, 09 November 2010 12:06 PM
Rohana Wijeweera was not a great leader at all. He should have done something to stop the death of so many innocent youth in the late 1980's. I am not justifying the torture and killings of the UNP at that time either.
Abdul Razeen Tuesday, 09 November 2010 12:13 PM
The leader who had the genius plan of taking over the country by attacking police stations.... what more to say. It's a shame that the present JVP leaders don't have even that level of intellect.
Kamala Bandu Balakay Tuesday, 09 November 2010 12:21 PM
Malkanthi, I know about a good doctor who specializes in mental diseases. Shall we pay him visit and see? But don´t lose hope.You can be cured.
J Tuesday, 09 November 2010 12:24 PM
This property has to be hand over to wife of Wijewera. How it has being hold in government as it is in Attanayake’s personnel names. I hope even this government correct the unauthorized holdings.
J Tuesday, 09 November 2010 12:28 PM
That all deserved by UNPs regime as unfair ban of JVP and wipeout of democracy, also same result will happened to this regime too if they did same mistake again.
J Tuesday, 09 November 2010 12:31 PM
Wait and see may be SF more intellectual to do that better way
Milinda Tuesday, 09 November 2010 12:32 PM
Wijeweera might have given vocational training on making bombs, handling guns to JVP brothers at this place.
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